Film, Video May Irwin kiss Kiss / Kiss scene / Picture of a kiss / John C. Rice-May Irwin kiss

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Title
May Irwin kiss
Other Title
Kiss
Kiss scene
Picture of a kiss
John C. Rice-May Irwin kiss
Summary
From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: An osculatory performance by May Irwin and John Rice. The most popular subject ever shown.
From Edison films catalog: By May Irwin and John Rice. They get ready to kiss, begin to kiss, and kiss and kiss and kiss in a way that brings down the house every time. 50 feet. $7.50.
Contributor Names
Heise, William, camera.
Irwin, May, 1862-1938, cast.
Rice, John C., cast.
McNally, John J., 1853 or 1854-1931.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1896.
Subject Headings
-  Kissing
Genre
Comedy films
Novelty films
Short films
Silent films
Notes
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  May Irwin (Beatrice Byke), John C. Rice (Billy Bilke).
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps.
-  Scene from the New York stage comedy, The widow Jones, by John J. McNally, in which Irwin and Rice starred. According to Edison film historian Charles Musser, the actors staged their kiss for the camera at the request of the New York World newspaper, and the resulting film was the most popular Edison Vitascope film in 1896.
-  Filmed April 1896, in Edison's Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 197-99; Maguire & Baucus. Edison and international photographic films catalogue, April 1897, p. 11 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 70 [MI]; Eagan, D. America's film legacy, p. 4-5.
-  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEC 8087 to FYA 0597.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 34 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FYA 0597 (viewing print)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4038
Library of Congress Control Number
00694131
Online Format
video
image
Description
From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: An osculatory performance by May Irwin and John Rice. The most popular subject ever shown. From Edison films catalog: By May Irwin and John Rice. They get ready to kiss, begin to kiss, and kiss and kiss and kiss in a way that brings down the house every time. 50 feet. $7.50.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/00694131
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Chicago citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, May Irwin, John C Rice, John J McNally, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Hendricks. May Irwin kiss. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1896. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694131/.

APA citation style:

Heise, W., Irwin, M., Rice, J. C., McNally, J. J., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Hendricks. (1896) May Irwin kiss. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694131/.

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Heise, William, Camera, et al. May Irwin kiss. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1896. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694131/>.